Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
These aren't the greatest pictures, but it does give you an idea of the finished product. Almost all of the baseboards are back in place and that just leaves reconstructing the cabinets...a task that sounds a lot easier than it is. We do at least have the refrigerator back in it's proper place. Hopefully (keep your fingers crossed for good luck) we'll have a fully functional kitchen tomorrow night. I'll keep you updated...
These are all made Monday morning with the cabinets cleaned out and waiting for work to start.
Here is what it looked like when I got home from work on Monday evening:
And now - Tuesday evening. The biggest change is not something that is visible to the camera. While they had the hole in the floor (where the new wood is now) they went under my big kitchen and put supports under it so that the floor is perfectly level. For anybody who lives in an old house, especially a mill house, you know -- there is nothing level in the entire house. Well now, my kitchen floor is level. I felt like a drunk walking across it the first time...I guess I was used to the topography of the land and had been adjusting to it for the past 5 years.
And finally...here is what it looked like Wednesday night. It's another big change, but the best is yet to come.
How do you like the fridge in the pool room door? There is a new solid floor with sealant on it. Today, the vinyl floor will go down and then all that's left is putting the cabinets back...ha!ha! I made that sound easy. The ceiling cabinet and floor cabinet won't be that much trouble...I don't think. However, the floor-to-ceiling cabinet where the oven is built in and the pantry is may be more of a problem...did I mention they jacked up the floor??? Now they will have to shave off the top and bottom of the cabinet that is meant to fit snug to make it fit. The jigsaw puzzle part of this should be interesting.....Stay tuned for more updates.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
it was constant water seeping out - UNTIL - the insurance company insisted on sending out ServiceMaster to take care of the water cleanup and evacuation. They found water in places I wouldn't have thought it could get to. This is what my kitchen looks like now---AFTER SERVICEMASTER.
There are 4 of these big fans plus a dehumidifier in my kitchen making it a wind tunnel. The white areas of the floor are what are wet and the dark is what was dry to begin with...the dark is where there was glue, dirt, etc. I will update more when I have something positive to report.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
And here is my sweet boy last year looking out the front door for little ghosts and goblins on Halloween.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK!!!!!!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here is the camper all set up on Saturday...This picture was made about noon when we decided to come home. As you can see, we didn't have space to set up the screen room. The picture was made from our campsite designated picnic/fire area which you will be able to see more of on the next picture.
The picnic/fire area was behind the camper and up just a little hill (there was only 1 step, some campsites had STAIRS to climb to get to the picnic area. There was a fire pit/grill on the other side of the picnic table and a nice little clearing if the weather had been better.
Nick seemed to feel right at home on the camper bed.
Here is Nick watching me fix supper Friday night very carefully hoping that I will offer him something to eat or drop something.
Here is the last shot of Nick watching Danny load up the back of the truck while I finish packing up the inside so we can head for home.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Since the week of July 5th, Danny has been on his regular shift and is settling in well. He works a regular 4-day week, 10 hours a day, from 6:30-5:00 (I know that is really 10-1/2 hours, but they call it a 10-hour shift).
I will try to do better in keeping this updated, but...we'll see.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Work is going fine. I haven't done a whole lot this week so far. My supervisor was unexpectedly out of the office Monday and Tuesday, so there are a lot of things that I won't be able to do until today. Hopefully, she'll be able to get me set up with the appropriate modules on whichever computer I'm working on so I can start doing more of these things on my own. So far everyone has been very friendly and helpful...it really does seem to be a great environment to work in. Not that it matters...it pays in U.S. dollars and that was my requirement for a job. Hopefully I'll have more details on work later this week.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
So here Nick is on the bed with all of his new...mended...babies. Is my child spoiled or what - nobody needs that many toys. It's amazing how much more productive you are when you have a "day off" from something rather than...oh...just not working at all for 2 years.
We had a joint birthday dinner with my family for Me and Danny on Saturday night. This was great fun for Nick when we got home because that meant there were...........BAGS! Nick of course thought the presents were for him. As soon as we came in, I put the bags on the pool table and here is where Nick sat for quite a long time waiting for someone to give him his bags.
He stayed like that for a while. Unfortunately, I missed the photo of him standing - he only sat like this after he wore out from standing on his hind legs trying to get the bags. He just thinks that anyone who comes here comes to see him and anything that comes into the house is brought to him...Did I mention SPOILED??
Monday, June 2, 2008
Danny has only worked outages in his internship and really doesn't know what his day-to-day routine will be (other than getting up in the middle of the night - alarm went off at 4:30 this morning). Today isn't at the plant, and will mostly be paperwork and some computer training, we think.
I will be working all day today at my part-time job. It is going well...not a huge learning curve...I've just jumped in and started working. Last week I worked 4 days but 2 of them were orientation. We'll see once I get settled in just how many hours a week this is going to be. Things are going well and I am still looking for full-time work, but I feel at least I have both feet on the threshold at the hospital which is a major step toward getting full-time employment there.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I'll have to update more tomorrow when I get home from my orientation for my JOB!!!!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
So, here I am just working away. Shortly after this photo, we took a quick break...that was the beginning of the end. After relaxing for few, Leigh decided to take a little nap, just 30 minutes. Two hours later here is my kitchen help.Leigh (and Baby West) and Nick had a nice afternoon nap. That was pretty much the end of work for that day... Leigh's suppertime (morning) sickness set in after that. I did finish the cabinets and they look much better. Thanks, Leigh, for getting me started and motivated!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
As of Saturday Danny and I are finished with school. There is so much to tell you all about and so little time. It has been very hectic since my last post with us living in 2 different places and trying to finish school, but here goes.
1. Danny has a job. He has accepted an offer from Duke to work at the Oconee Nuclear Station. He has to report on June 2 to in-processing to start work. That is really all we know at this point...we don't know what area he will be in, shift he will be working, or anything else right night. I will keep you updated.
2. I received an award at the awards program the week before graduation...the Outstanding Administrative Office Technology Student award. I got a very nice plaque and was recognized at the awards program.
3. Did I mention that Danny and I both graduated last Saturday?? We are now both Honor Graduates from Spartanburg Community College. We walked at the commencement and were recognized as graduating with honors, which was very special. After that, we went to a reception for Danny's class at the Marriott as they are the inaugural class in Radiation Protection Technology.
I have all sorts of pictures to upload but will get around to that later. I have more important things to do this morning...like finding me a job. I have an interview lined up today that I have to get to, and then who knows after that, but I've got to get on the ball and return to the RWW (real world of work).
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The purpose of this trip was twofold. First, we went to the Duke Power World of Energy to learn about nuclear power. Danny will be working at the Oconee Nuclear Station starting next week (his internship only) and I thought it would be cool for the kids to see and learn about what he would be doing. The second part of the trip was for my sister, a Clemson graduate, to visit and reminisce about her college days. As you all know, my allegiance is to Carolina, but if Sandra went there it can't be all bad (well maybe today, but not from '82-'86). It has been many years since she had been to Clemson and boy has it changed.
All in all it was a really good day. I think the highlight of the day was the visit to Clemson Ag-Sales to get fresh ice cream...YUMMY!!! This is a delicacy I discovered back in the 80s when she was a student and have not had for a very long time. Today's delight was a brown sugar vanilla milkshake, which was wonderful. Back in the dark ages, they had orange-pineapple ice cream that was to die for, but that wasn't on the menu today. I think it has been replaced by orange-passion, which just didn't sound as good.
I would post pictures, but neither of us took a camera. I was going to, but walked out without it and didn't want to go back in the house and stir up Nick and Danny. We stopped and bought one later on, but then never used it. I'll have to try to do better in the future.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
More importantly - It is only 40 days until graduation!!!!!!! I am so ready.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Right now Danny and I are swamped trying to finish school and find jobs. Hopefully very soon we will both be able to report that we are gainfully employed.